Remembering village markets

I blogged about village markets of Assam some days back. I knew that The Family was also taking photographs, but I didn’t suspect that the photos would be so totally different. Here is a gallery of things that she noticed.

The piles of vegetables are things both of us saw. But she also noticed mosquito nets, bottles of honey, cane baskets, brooms. I did not look closely at people setting up their stalls, nor at tea gardens. She was not paying attention to cattle markets, or fish. Is this a gender difference?

By I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.

2 comments

  1. IMHO a sample set of two is too small to generalize gender differences 🙂 it might just be a perspective / personality difference right? I agree a lot of what one photograph’s depends on whats on their mind, but to put that in a gender bin may be bit of a stretch!
    Two women may notice/photograph entirely different things and so can two men!
    P.S. That said I do like how ‘she’ has cleanliness (broom) and health (mosquito nets) on her mind 🙂

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